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For Immediate Release
July 16, 2014
BOIL WATER ADVISORY NOTICE
The South East Kelowna Irrigation District has issued a BOIL WATER ADVISORY NOTICE effective immediately.
- Why has the boil water advisory been issued? - The Boil water advisory has been issued because of loss of power to the disinfection system. The main power to the facility was disconnected earlier today for routine line maintenance. The back-up generator used to power the chlorination system has failed, stopping the supply of chlorine to the water system.
- Who does it affect? This Boil Water Advisory affects all users in the surface water system. Owners of all public facilities must post Boil Water Notices at all sinks or drinking water fountains accessible to the public (alternatively, public fountains and taps may be turned off). As opportunities arise, they must also advise their clientele verbally of the Boil Water Notice.”
- What should customers do? The Interior Health Authority makes the following recommendation: “that all customers drink boiled water or a safe alternative until further notice. Water intended for drinking, washing fruits and vegetables, making beverages or ice, or brushing teeth should be boiled for one minute. Boiled water should then be refrigerated in a clean, covered container. Customers could also choose to use bottled or distilled water. Point of use filtration systems are not an effective protective mechanism against disinfection system failure.
- Kelowna residents unsure of who their water supplier is can go to www.kjwc.org and use the “who is my water supplier” tool and you can also register for email notifications and you will be advised via email when this notification changes or any changes to water quality.
- How long will the Boil Water Advisory last? The boil water advisory is in effect until further notice. We anticipate that this will not be in effect for more than one week. Power will be restored shortly but it will take a few days to insure all of the untreated water is flushed through the distribution system.
CONTACT: South East Kelowna Irrigation District
The Spring 2014 Newsletter that was mailed to all landowners of the district in April is available online by following this link: Spring Newsletter 2014.
Water Quality Notifications:
The latest water quality notificationj news release can be read at this link:
News Release WQA 2014
If you are interested in receiving notification by email of water quality changes, please go to the Kelowna Joint Water Committee web site and sign up to receive the latest water quality notifications.
Keep Zebra and Quagga mussels out of B.C.
Zebra and Quagga mussels are exotic mollusks that have wreaked havoc accross the eastern seaboard and mid-west of North America. They thrive in freshwater lakes and have serious economic impacts wherever they spread. They are now reaching the western states and are moving steadily towards B.C.
Follow this link to find out more about these mussels and how to stop their spread:
Water Quality Improvement Project
We have moved our Water Quality Improvement Project information page. To find out more information about our plan to improve the district's water quality move your cursor over the "Quality" menu on the page header and scroll down to "Water Quality Improvement." You will find a summary of the Water Quality Improvement Project and links to newsletters, reports and news releases. You can also get to that page directly by clicking on the water quality graphic below:
WQIP Quick Links: